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As one famous Brazilian song says, Brazil is "blessed by God, beautiful by nature," a country gifted with flair and flexibility for tackling any challenge. Brazil is now playing the international circuit, gaining respect, visibility and becoming one of the biggest economies in the world.

Expressions of Brazil celebrates contemporary Brazil. It expands perceptions about the country and showcases the diversity of its culture through an eclectic mix of arts and cultural disciplines, including music, dance, film, family activities, workshops, fine and culinary arts.

Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

BRAFFTV Film Series: Listening the River: A Sound Sculpture by Cildo Meireles

6:00pm

This film follows the work of Cildo Meireles, an artist, while he searches for the sound of the main Brazilian hydro banks and "processed" waters.

Film

Family

International Marketplace

6:00pm –11:00pm

Shop the world this weekend! Our International Marketplace features fab finds from all corners of the globe.

Shopping

World Café

6:00pm –12:00am

What are you in the mood for today? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Food

BRAFFTV Film Series

6:00pm –11:00pm

The BRAFFTV Film Series features great Brazilian films selected and curated by award-winning director of photography, Katia Coelho.

Film

Brazil: Many Eyes, Different Visions

7:00pm –11:00pm

A visual arts exhibition showcasing different artists and their diverse styles.

Visual Arts

Photo Exhibit: Brasilia, UNESCO World Heritage Centre

7:00pm –11:00pm

Ronaldo Silva's highlight the idealism of Juscelino Kubitschek’s socialist government and its team of visionary urban planners, architects and landscape designers.

Visual Arts

Axe Capoeira

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Capoeira is a Brazilian Martial art created mainly by descendants of African slaves with Brazilian native influences in the beginning of the 16th century.

Dance

Family

Tio Chorinho

8:30pm – 9:30pm

Tio Chorinho is a new Toronto ensemble dedicated to performing Brazilian choro music in the tradition of the great mandolin master, Jacob do Bandolim.

Music

BRAFFTV Film Series: The Oyster and the Wind

9:00pm –11:00pm

A fantasy/mystery film about the disappearance of a lighthouse owner and his daughter.

Film

Family

Brothers of Brazil - CANCELLED

9:30pm –11:00pm

Please note that this performance has been cancelled. It's probably safe to say that you've never heard anything like Brothers of Brazil before. The brotherly duo makes some of the most original songs around, combining elements of Bossa Nova and samba with rock and funk.

Music

Matuto

9:30pm –11:00pm

Matuto blends high-energy Brazilian percussion, blues-drenched vocals, telecaster twang, accordion acrobatics and folksy fiddle tunes, resulting in an organic, animated new sound.

Music

Shake it Up with DJ Fabio Lima and DJ V

11:00pm – 2:00am

Shake it up as DJ Fabio Lima and DJ Vilton spin the hottest rhythms from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo!

Dance

Music

Brazil: Many Eyes, Different Visions

12:00pm –11:00pm

A visual arts exhibition showcasing different artists and their diverse styles.

Visual Arts

International Marketplace

12:00pm –11:00pm

Shop the world this weekend! Our International Marketplace features fab finds from all corners of the globe.

Shopping

World Café

12:00pm –12:00am

What are you in the mood for today? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Food

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